As a number of outlets report, the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) has pressed limited edition releases of 10 acclaimed albums for its charity series to raise money for the UNICEF UK Children’s Emergency Fund, which helps children affected by conflict and disaster.
Only 48 ‘Blue Vinyl’ copies have been pressed for each of the 10 albums. The 10 albums are: Dylan’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; Carole King‘s Tapestry; The Clash’s Combat Rock (40th anniversary edition); Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This); Foo Fighters’ Medicine At Midnight; Janis Joplin‘s Pearl (50th anniversary edition); Jimi Hendrix‘s Live At Monterey; Leon Bridges‘ Coming Home; Little Mix‘s Confetti; and Prince’s The Rainbow Children (20th anniversary edition).
Fans can enter a prize draw for each artist on the ‘Blue Vinyl’ Crowdfunder website here to be in with a chance of winning one of the available albums.
The campaign will highlight “UNICEF’s ability to respond to an emergency affecting children wherever they are, whenever a crisis hits, within 48 hours”, according to a press release.
Carole King, whose great Tapestry album is included in the series had this to say about these releases: “I believe passionately and wholeheartedly in the rights of children and young people and have used my voice throughout my career to stand up and speak out on issues I feel are important. I’m proud that 50 years on from the release of Tapestry, this album is still able to have a positive impact.”
Each of the ‘Blue Vinyl’ albums has been pressed in UNICEF’s signature cyan blue, individually numbered from one to 48 and adorned with a numbered holographic UNICEF edition sticker on the front. Fans can enter the draw for each artist an unlimited amount of times to increase their chance of winning.